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Unique type of restaurant - Want to open in Warsaw


alangleben 2 | 1  
11 Jul 2008 /  #1
Hi,

Im a young businessman who is looking at opening a restaurant/coffee house in warsaw later this year. I am an British EU national and am looking at starting a chain of these. How do i go about starting a restaurant in Poland, who costs are assigned to it, and does anyone know about how shop Leasing works in poland?

i would be grateful. I am also interested in finding someone polish to help set up the business and in return receive a % of the profits from the business. Please email or IM me if your interested. I am planning on moving to Warsaw in late september and start from scratch, which a hope of having something open by January.

Adam
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,510  
11 Jul 2008 /  #2
be very very careful Adam
dnz 17 | 710  
11 Jul 2008 /  #3
le MAfioso....
plk123 8 | 4,149  
11 Jul 2008 /  #4
poles aren't that big on coffee.. a tea house may go better especially if it's an english kind as there aren't any like that in PL.
Magdalena 3 | 1,837  
11 Jul 2008 /  #5
poles aren't that big on coffee..

O RLY? I would say they like coffee more than tea, but it's the type of coffee that most foreigners dislike, the one with grounds in it, strong as hell (Turkish coffee it's called, even though it's not actually brewed the Turkish way).
plk123 8 | 4,149  
11 Jul 2008 /  #6
most? lol. i don't think so.
LondonChick 31 | 1,133  
11 Jul 2008 /  #7
Oh dear... seems like a rather ambitious project for someone who does not appear to have much of a clue about Poland.
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,161  
11 Jul 2008 /  #8
How do i go about starting a restaurant in Poland

You will retire before you have all the papers sorted out...
Wroclaw 44 | 5,385  
11 Jul 2008 /  #9
Im a young businessman who is looking at opening a restaurant/coffee house in warsaw later this year.

As bubbaWoo says, be very careful. In short, if you are not on the ball, you could lose the lot. Some of the threads on here show examples.
mash1969 - | 17  
28 Jul 2008 /  #10
Hi,

Im a young businessman who is looking at opening a restaurant/coffee house in warsaw later this year. I am an British EU national and am looking at starting a chain of these. How do i go about starting a restaurant in Poland, who costs are assigned to it, and does anyone know about how shop Leasing works in poland?

i would be grateful. I am also interested in finding someone polish to help set up the business and in return receive a % of the profits from the business. Please email or IM me if your interested. I am planning on moving to Warsaw in late september and start from scratch, which a hope of having something open by January.

Adam

Hello Adam,

My advice is for you to hire a lawyer who can find you the details. Normally you need to get approvals from the sanepid department which is the equivalent of the Sanitary department in English. However the Sanepid department might not be very helpful or organized for you to have the info you need. Best is to hire a lawyer to do it for you. Warsaw is expensive and rents are also high. Then you need to get your staff and cooks who need to all get vaccinations etc in place. The kitchen has to meet specific standards depending on what you are doing.

I am sure a polish partner will be a must. It would further be better if the polish partner is financially committed with you. I am not a specialist at the restaurant business but keeping in view the strong zloty and several options available to clients make sure what you are doing. Two big clubs, Nostalgia and Foksal 19 closed in Warsaw. I am cannot guarantee this information is 100% correct, but that is what i have heard. If thats true, something is not right.

Regards,

Mash
tornado2007 11 | 2,274  
28 Jul 2008 /  #11
Hi,

Im a young businessman who is looking at opening a restaurant/coffee house in warsaw later this year. I am an British EU national and am looking at starting a chain of these. How do i go about starting a restaurant in Poland, who costs are assigned to it, and does anyone know about how shop Leasing works in poland?

i would be grateful. I am also interested in finding someone polish to help set up the business and in return receive a % of the profits from the business. Please email or IM me if your interested. I am planning on moving to Warsaw in late september and start from scratch, which a hope of having something open by January.

Adam

have any famous chefs gone there?? i don't know off hand but if not, then i should think that is a pretty clear example of a no go area :). Maybe you can combine with Gordon Ramsay and do the Hell's Kitchen edition for Poland, now that would be something.
aminzaved  
12 Aug 2008 /  #12
hi Adam , do u only wish open business only in warswa? if u think other town or city in poland i would like to be hepl you and join with you. i live in Torun , quit nice town , u are most welcome visit here and to think ,

amin
Paul78 - | 1  
29 Aug 2008 /  #13
Hi, are you still looking to open the restaurant?

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